5 Ways to Guard Against Flu & Pneumonia in Elderly People

Pneumonia in Elderly

It is that time of year again in Pittsburgh. When we huddle close together with loved ones and stay indoors to avoid the cold weather. Being in close quarters, however, can hasten the spread of disease. This is especially dangerous for vulnerable populations such as the elderly. One major illness that can be both common…

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Financial Protection for Those with Alzheimer’s

Financial Protection for Those with Alzheimer’s

Credit problems and identity issues can be difficult to guard against during the best of circumstances, but for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – a form of dementia that affects thinking, memory and behavior – preventing identity theft and maintaining good credit can seem impossible. Continue reading for tips for financial protection for…

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Tips for Helping Parents With Finances

Helping Parents With Finances

Are you concerned about your parents’ financial stability? If so, you are not alone. Many adults in the Sandwich Generation (those supporting children and parents simultaneously) feel the weight of worrying about their parents’ money. In fact, 25% of Baby Boomers and 20% of Millennials are helping their parents with finances in some way. Since…

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Why Senior Hearing Loss is More Serious Than You Think

Senior Hearing Loss

Prevalence of Senior Hearing Loss One of the most common afflictions for older Americans is hearing loss. This hearing loss typically occurs gradually over the course of a person’s life, so the shift into debilitating hearing loss can be difficult for a person to detect individually. Approximately 2 in 3 people over the age of 75…

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What To Do When Mom or Dad Has a Fall

mom or dad has a fall

One day, you are visiting your mom at her house because you have not seen her in a while.  You arrive at her house and walk in to see that she has fallen and is in pain.  Panic starts to overwhelm your mind and body.  You end up calling 911 and your mom received the…

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